IMTS 2020

7 Impressions of IMTS 2018

The up-and-coming technologies hinted at during previous shows have now arrived, and they are being accepted as part of the now-standard means of making parts.

Cleaning Exhibits Emphasize Precision, Automation and Environmental Safety

Some parts cleaning exhibitors say the biggest trends they are experiencing include more automated equipment, the need for precision cleaning for smaller particle counts than in the past and growing demands for using more green and neutral-based cleaners. 

Labs Teach Students and Educators about Smart Manufacturing Technologies and More

For educators, classroom-style Learning Labs offer instruction on smart manufacturing technologies and high-end technology, and students can interact with equipment on the show floor’s smaller Learning Labs. 

The IMTS Balloon Gets Around

Where oh where has the IMTS balloon been? Find out if it blew through your hometown on its way to the big show.

IMTS: Then and Now

Mark Albert, editorial director of Modern Machine Shop, attended his first IMTS in 1980, when what is now McCormick Place was one building, spillover exhibitors were housed in a printing warehouse and PCs were just arriving on the scene.

How Mazak's Multitasking Machine Uses Welding for Additive Manufacturing

Mazak’s VC-500A/5X AM HWD multitasking machine incorporates a “hot wire” additive manufacturing technology that applies sealing coatings or produces near-net shape part features while the workpiece has been mounted for machining.

Absolute Marks 30 Years of Machining Evolution

Examples of process and setup consolidation include demos on twin-spindle five-axis machines and multi-slide CNC screw machines.

A Literal "New Spin" on Hybrid Milling/Grinding Machines

Mitsui Seiki’s Vertex hybrid machine borrows a jig grinder’s motion to complement high precision five-axis milling.

Liebherr Showcases Part Recognition Technology

Liebherr is showing off a vision system for its automation platform that provides accurate part recognition at 0.5-millimeter accuracy. 

Step into the Map

The MyShow kiosks offer users a friendly interface to look up directions, search for booths and exhibitors, and find manufacturers of certain products. 

Modern Machine Shop’s Top Shops Hall of Fame Booth Features Past Honorees

Booth 236600 highlights a live display of Modern Machine Shop’s annual machining best practices and benchmarking program.

Students Display Formula 1 Designs

University engineering students will show off racecar assemblies produced with cutting tools from Kyocera SGS Precision Tools. 

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